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Two Republican senators who have suffered from Mr. Trump's insults, John McCain of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, provided two of the critical votes. President Trump and his health and human services secretary, Tom Price, have made it their mission to undermine the law. By expanding the program, the Affordable Care Act created a large constituency for its preservation, one that even included Republican governors like Brian Sandoval in Nevada and John Kasich in OH, who cared more ...
  • Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan 'axes insurance for 32m'

    Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan 'axes insurance for 32m'

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    Senate's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - commonly known as Obamacare - would result in 27 million more uninsured Americans by 2020. But the CBO estimates the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if Obamacare, were to be overturned.
  • What's in the Senate's 'skinny repeal' healthcare bill

    What's in the Senate's 'skinny repeal' healthcare bill

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    Despite a tweet to the contrary on Friday, Trump himself routinely promised to oversee repeal of the law "immediately". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., along with three other Republican senators , stressed they would vote for the " skinny repeal " bill only with more assurances that the bill, if passed , would actually not become law.
  • Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pakistan PM after Panama verdict

    Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pakistan PM after Panama verdict

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    He was elected from Narowal, a city in Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, where 60 percent of the country's 200 million people live. The ruling party and its allies enjoy a two-thirds majority in the 342-member house, and will easily get its candidates elected for the interim period, and then the permanent prime minister.
  • Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

    Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

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    Kelly was born and raised in Boston and graduated from the University of MA. The general's son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, was leading his platoon while on patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan on November 9, 2010 when he stepped on an explosive. Trump never invested him with total confidence or full power. Panetta suspects Kelly is particularly uncomfortable when it comes to "schmoozing" politicians, which is a key part of the job.
  • 'Skinny' Obamacare repeal fails in senate again

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    The House already passed an Obamacare replacement plan, the highly unpopular American Health Care Act. (See related story.) Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have been "no" votes all along. We should have taken our time . As U.S. Senate Republican leaders feverishly tried to pass a slimmed-down Obamacare repeal , some senators threatened to bring the entire effort to a halt unless there were guarantees that the bill would be significantly changed ...
  • "Maverick" McCain Skips Chemo to Kill Obamacare Repeal

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    DAVIS: You know, there's two ways to look at it. What is Obamacare and why do Republicans want to overturn it? If this bill becomes law, it would magnify weaknesses in Obamacare and leave millions of individuals and families worse off. The failed vote is the end of the road for the healthcare debate in the Senate that's been going on since Tuesday. "If Mitch McConnell can not get the job done on this, how is he going to get the job done on the rest of President Trump's agenda over the ...
  • Hamilton seeks more speed in Hungarian heat

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    On paper it should be a good race for us. "It is very unclear at the moment as to where we need to change the auto, so there is a lot of analysis that needs to go on and I'm hoping that tomorrow when we get out on track it feels better", Hamilton said.
  • United Nations concerned over unrest in Venezuela ahead of election

    United Nations concerned over unrest in Venezuela ahead of election

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    By late afternoon, clashes between police and protesters erupted at some roadblocks in Caracas , and the chief prosecutor's office reported at least one person killed. "We have a card to play: a card that will win this game". The opposition, which controls the legislature, has urged civil disobedience against what it terms a "dictatorship".
  • Galle Test: India extend lead to 498 on Day 3

    Galle Test: India extend lead to 498 on Day 3

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    Dilruwan Perera remained unbeaten at 92 with 4 sixes and 10 fours under his name. Instead of choosing to enforce the follow-in, India made a decision to bat again - something Kohli likes to do - and they have now extended that lead further, after going into stumps on day three on 189 for three, with Abhinav Mukund falling off the last ball of the day.
  • Trump tweets about new chief of staff

    Trump tweets about new chief of staff

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    I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael C. Bender added another layer of intrigue to the story, tweeting that Priebus told him he had privately resigned on Thursday.
  • 5 moments from Obamacare repeal vote

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    Several Republicans, stunned by the abrupt end to their years-long fight, lodged veiled criticism of Collins, McCain and Murkowski. "If that's what's deemed the only thing that can pass, of course I would vote for it". But the feisty elder statesman and long-time Vietnam prisoner of war - once a target of Trump's scorn - ended up defying the president, helping kill off efforts to dismantle Barack Obama's health care reforms .
  • USA healthcare repeal law struck down at the eleventh hour

    USA healthcare repeal law struck down at the eleventh hour

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    Hours later, House Republicans gathered in the Capitol to take stock of the situation. The ACA, also known as Obamacare , was signed into law on March 30, 2017. But to hear first-term Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida - a former USA ambassador to the Vatican - bipartisanship is hard to come by. The core Republican effort to roll back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid services is a good place to begin.
  • New sanctions bill ready for Senate approval

    New sanctions bill ready for Senate approval

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    As the bill has gained bipartisan support in Congress, Trump would have to decide whether or not to sign the legislation that would limit his ability to ease Russian sanctions imposed by the Barack Obama administration previous year. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement Wednesday that "the Commission concluded today that if our concerns are not taken into account sufficiently, we stand ready to act appropriately within a matter of days".
  • North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

    North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency meeting to discuss the launch, which he said showed the "grave and real" threat posed by Pyongyang . The test, which is part of a stepped-up missile campaign by North Korea, spurred some US leaders to call for a ramped response. South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced the deployment of additional components of a US missile defense system, according to Yonhap news , which he had stalled the month before.
  • Safety at the Indiana State Fair

    Safety at the Indiana State Fair

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    Those taken to area hospitals after the OH accident ranged in age from 14 to 42, authorities said. Elliott's insurance company requires the rides pass a second yearly inspections. Wilson County Promotions president Randall Clemons said the Wilson County Fair would continue to use Amusements of America. The ride had passed an inspection this week, according to state records.
  • Moments From GOP's Failed Healthcare Vote

    Moments From GOP's Failed Healthcare Vote

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    Amendments that are carefully crafted and fit within the rules can pass on a simple majority vote. His timely return gave the Republicans the votes they needed, albeit by the narrowest of margins, to advance the Obamacare repeal and replace efforts.
  • What Does The Health Care Vote Failure Mean For Millennial Women?

    What Does The Health Care Vote Failure Mean For Millennial Women?

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    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood stone-faced, his arms crossed. President Donald Trump, who has a turbulent history with McCain, praised him as an "American hero" for coming back to vote. "We're in the twilight zone of legislating", Democratic Sen. The roll was called, and Collins and Murkowski both voted no. America's Essential Hospitals, a group representing safety-net hospitals, said in a statement it strongly opposed all the Republican plans and feared the big cuts in Medicaid, ...
  • Trump Ousts Chief of Staff Priebus, Installs Ret. Gen. Kelly

    Trump Ousts Chief of Staff Priebus, Installs Ret. Gen. Kelly

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    She also said the conversation between Priebus and the president began "about two weeks ago". Kelly, 67, has a reputation for straight talk and will need to bring all of his toughness and organizational talent to bear in his new job as he seeks to right a White House which has frequently given the appearance of being in disarray.
  • Baby Charlie Gard has died at 11-months-old

    Baby Charlie Gard has died at 11-months-old

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    Charlie suffers from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, a rare degenerative condition which has left him with irreversible brain damage and a loss of motor skills. Charlie's parents returned to the High Court on July 10 to call for a fresh analysis - but on July 24, his parents made the decision to withdraw the case.
  • Why John McCain voted against 'skinny' repeal of ObamaCare

    Why John McCain voted against 'skinny' repeal of ObamaCare

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    The "skinny repeal" bill, as it became known at the Capitol this week, would still have had broad effects on health care. That made McCain the swing vote; if Republicans wanted this to pass, they needed 50 votes, plus a tiebreaker from Vice President Mike Pence .
  • Trump encourages police brutality in speech to cops

    Trump encourages police brutality in speech to cops

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    Trump boasted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are tougher than the criminal gangs, and at one point he encouraged police to be rougher with suspects who are apprehended, suggesting. Immigration and civil rights lawyers, though, said a crackdown in some Suffolk County schools has gone too far. "It's absolutely devastating. And nearly all of these killings have occurred in my district, within 20 minutes of my home", he said.
  • Everything lining up right for next month's total solar eclipse

    Everything lining up right for next month's total solar eclipse

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    Park St. The South Carolina State Museum has already sold out of tickets for its event that will include an appearance by Apollo 16 astronaut and South Carolina native Charles Duke. However, a total solar eclipse occurring in your location is a rare occurrence. Kramer estimates about 80% of the sun will be out of view. Users can then see what others around the country are experiencing during the eclipse.
  • Sen. Schumer says Dems are open to single-payer health care

    Sen. Schumer says Dems are open to single-payer health care

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    It's called " A Better Deal " and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville , Virginia. On jobs in particular, the new agenda borrows heavily from the Trump campaign playbook of attacking "special interests" and "elites".
  • Senate Votes to Proceed with ACA Repeal

    Senate Votes to Proceed with ACA Repeal

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    As of this writing, the Better Care Reconciliation Act has failed to achieve a majority of votes. The razor-thin vote Tuesday was a victory for McConnell in that it did not appear a few days ago he had sufficient votes to open debate on Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare .
  • Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

    Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

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    The Israeli security guard who was attacked by a terrorist and shot two people in defense in Jordan is to be questioned by Israeli police. "The security official, who was slightly wounded, defended himself". Yosef Solomon, 70, and his son, Elad, and daughter, Chaya, died in the attack. The incident comes in synchronization with escalations in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem , after Israel installed electric gates around the Al-Aqsa mosque , where two Israeli policemen were ...
  • No changes yet to US military transgender policy: Joint Chiefs

    No changes yet to US military transgender policy: Joint Chiefs

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    The implication of the pronouncement was that those now in uniform would be forced to leave. Trump largely sidestepped the issue before the election, vowing instead to defend LGBTQ rights. Wondering whether maybe, just maybe, they are a burden. As for "disruption", the term is so vague that it would be difficult to substantiate. "The President wants to discard thousands of trained and skilled troops who are already serving honorably and done nothing but be honest about who they are".
  • US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal

    US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal

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    In a major blow to US President Donald Trump , the Senate rejected an attempt to repeal Obamacare by a 51-49 vote. The president has demanded at various times that Obamacare should be allowed to collapse on its own, that it should be repealed without replacement, and that it should be repealed and replaced.
  • North Korea fires another ballistic missile

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    The sanctions come after the Pentagon report claiming that the North would be able to fire a nuclear missile at the USA next year. Still, a launch had been anticipated. "We basically dared them to do this". Intelligence agencies said this week they expect Kim to have a successful ICBM that's able to reach most of the U.S.
  • Pakistan PM Sharif resigns after court disqualifies him from office

    Pakistan PM Sharif resigns after court disqualifies him from office

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    It is the second time in Pakistan's 70-year history that the Supreme Court has disqualified a sitting prime minister. The Supreme Court dismissed him over corruption charges. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, the government lawyer, told reporters that the court has disqualified Sharif forever. In a brief statement, Sharif's office said Sharif resigned after learning the Supreme Court disqualified him.
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to seek trust vote at 11 am today

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to seek trust vote at 11 am today

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    He was referring to the Prime Minister's tweet immediately after Nitish Kumar's declaration that he had resigned from the Mahagthbandhan government . Dixit claims that the verdict in Bihar, which propelled the Grand Alliance to victory, was a vote against the BJP. So, RJD and JD (U) suddenly cobbled an alliance with the Congress and swept the election winning 178 out of 243 seats.